Thank you for visiting the International Society of Guatemala Collectors web site. The ISGC is a non-profit organization and APS affiliate founded in 1948; membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in stamps and postal history of colonial and modern Guatemala and adjacent regions of Central America.
All memberships include a subscription to El Quetzal (EQ), published four times a year. Members also have access to the member side of the ISGC website, where you may participate in the online Forum discussions, and have access to the entire run of back issues of EQ, starting with #1, published in 1949. Guatemala-1, the out-of-print Volume 1 of the Postal History and Philately of Guatemala, is also available online to members, as well as other out-of-print ISGC publications. Members may also download the ISGC Guatemala Stamp Album to print through the Document Library and participate in the Society Auctions.
To watch the video got Guatemala?, an introduction to collecting Guatemala Stamps, click the play button on the YouTube player, and enlarge to full screen.
NEW! Guatemala Stamp Chats on ZOOM
On the first Monday of each month, all society members and guests are invited to attend a live chat on Guatemala philately. Sessions will last one hour and begin with a short presentation followed by a question and answer period and time to socialize. Members from around the globe will be able to meet and chat. This is a unique opportunity to meet collectors with similar interests.
Registration is required. Just click on the links below to register. All Guatemala Chats are conducted in English. Starting time for the Chats is 9 AM U.S. Pacific time, noon U.S. East Coast time, and 5 PM Universal (London) time.
August 3rd – Tour of I.S.G.C.’s Online Resources (presenter Eric Dyck) Link to YouTube video
September 7, 2020 (Labor Day) Forgeries of Guatemala - Part 1 (presenter: David Reitsema) Link to YouTube video
October 5, 2020 Forgeries of Guatemala - Part 2 (presenter: David Reitsema) Link to YouTube video
November 2, 2020 An Overview of Guatemala Postal History - Part 1 (presenter Rod Haenni) Link to YouTube video
December 7, 2020 An Overview of Guatemala Postal History - Part 2 (presenter Rod Haenni) Link to YouTube video
January 4, 2021 Essays and Proofs of Guatemala - Part 1 (presenter Michael Bloom) Link to YouTube video
February 1, 2021 Essays and Proofs of Guatemala - Part 2 (presenter Michael Bloom) Link to YouTube video
March 1, 2021 Perforatio0n Varieties of the Tipografia Nacional Issues (presenter David Lindwall) Link to YouTube video
April 5, 2021 Collecting and Exhibiting Guatemala Airmail (presenter Andrew Cheung) Link to YouTube video
May 3, 2021 Exhibiting Guatemala - A How-to Guide (presenter Michael Bloom) REGISTER
June 7, 2021 Official Triangles (presenter Jonathan Topper) REGISTER
July 5, 2021 Oddball Material (presenter David Reitsema) REGISTER
August 2, 2021 Ambulantes (presenter David Lindwall) REGISTER
September 6, 2021 Proofs and Essays of Guatemala - Part 3 (presenter Michael Bloom) REGISTER
October 4, 2021 Proofs and Essays of Guatemala - Part 4 (presenter Michael Bloom) REGISTER
November 1, 2021 G1/G2 Updates (presenter Rod Haenni) REGISTER
December 6, 2021 Social Media (presenter Alexia Steffen) REGISTER
After you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the Chat. Questions? Contact info@GuatemalaStamps.com